IRVINE, Calif. (July 25, 2014) — Stack’s Bowers Galleries is proud to serve as an official auctioneer of the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money. Important rarities in ancient coins, world coins and paper money will command attention from around the world during this important event.
Starting Tuesday, August 5, at 10 a.m. (CT), Stack’s Bowers Galleries will showcase lots 1-694, commencing with world paper money and continuing with ancient coins and world coins from Afghanistan to Germany. Among the highlights crossing the block is an 1813 5 shillings known as a Holey Dollar from Australia, New South Wales, graded NGC VF-30.
World coins from Great Britain through Yugoslavia and mixed lots follow on Thursday, August 7, at 10 a.m. (CT), with lots 1000-1680. Russian coins from The George Gund III Collection are among the many rarities to be showcased that afternoon.
Additional world coin highlights from the August 2014 Stack’s Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the ANA World’s Fair of Money include:
Lot 16 – CANADA. Bank of Canada. $25, 1935. P-48.
Lot 19 – CANADA. Bank of Canada. $1000, 1937. P-65.
Lot 41 – DANISH WEST INDIES. Den Dansk Vestindiske National Bank. 20 Franc, 1905. P-19a.
Lot 234 – SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysios I, 405-367 B.C. AR Decadrachm (42.95 gms), ca. 400-390 B.C.
Lot 254 – MACEDON. Macedonian Tribes. Bisaltae. AR Octodrachm (28.94 gms), ca. 470 B.C.
Lot 440 – AUSTRALIA. New South Wales. 5 Shillings or "Holey Dollar", 1813. NGC VF-30.
Lot 441 – AUSTRALIA. New South Wales. 15 Pence or "Dump", 1813. PCGS EF-45 Secure Holder.
Lot 511 – CANADA. Sovereign, 1916-C. PCGS MS-61.
Lot 588 – CZECHOSLOVAKIA. 5 Dukatu, 1951. PCGS MS-67 Secure Holder.
Lot 1071 – GREAT BRITAIN. Edward VIII Crown Obverse & Reverse Uniface Models, 1937.
Lot 1197 – JAPAN. Oban (10 Ryo), ND Manen Era (ca. 1860-62). Kyoto Mint.
Lot 1198 – JAPAN. Oban (10 Ryo), ND Manen Era (ca. 1860-62). Kyoto Mint.
Lot 1262 – MEXICO. 8 Escudos, 1823-MoJM. PCGS MS-61 Secure Holder.
Lot 1353 – PERU. 2 Peso Pattern in Gold, 1855-MB. Philadelphia Mint. NGC PROOF-63.
Lot 1401 – RUSSIA. 1/4 Ruble, ND (1702). Peter I (the Great) (1689-1725). PCGS EF-40 Secure Holder.
Lot 1411 – RUSSIA. 2 Ruble, 1720. Peter I (the Great) (1689-1725). PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder.
Lot 1417 – RUSSIA. 2 Ruble Novodel, 1722. Kadashevsky Mint (Moscow). Peter I (the Great) (1689-1725). NGC MS-62.
Lot 1442 – RUSSIA. Ruble, 1741-CNB. Ivan VI (1740-41). NGC AU-55.
Lot 1443 – RUSSIA. Ruble, 1742-MMA. Moscow Mint. Elizabeth (1741-61). PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder.
Lot 1458 – RUSSIA. 5 Ruble, 1763/2-CNB. Catherine II (the Great) (1762-96). PCGS AU-58.
Lot 1502 – RUSSIA. 12 Ruble Platinum, 1832-CNB. Saint Petersburg Mint. PCGS MS-61 Secure Holder.
Lot 1545 – RUSSIA. 1/3 Imperial of 5 Russ Pattern, 1895. St. Petersburg Mint. Nicholas II (1894-1917). NGC PROOF-65.
Lot 1546 – RUSSIA. 2/3 Imperial of 10 Russ Pattern, 1895. St. Petersburg Mint. Nicholas II (1894–1917). NGC PROOF-65 CAMEO.
Lot 1547 – RUSSIA. Imperial of 15 Russ Pattern, 1895. St. Petersburg Mint. Nicholas II (1894-1917). NGC PROOF-63.
Lot 1597 – SOUTH AFRICA. Sovereign, 1924-SA. PCGS MS-66 Secure Holder.
Lot 1640 – SWITZERLAND. Zurich. 4 Ducat, 1624. NGC MS-63.
Lot 1656 – TRANSYLVANIA. 10 Ducat, 1657-Al. Alba Julia, Karlsburg Mint. George II Rakoczi (1648-60). PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder.
Lot 1659 – TRANSYLVANIA. 10 Ducat, 1659-CV. Colosvar (Klausburg Mint). Achatius Barcsai (1658-60). PCGS Genuine – Graffiti, AU Details Secure Holder.
World Paper Money and Ancient and World Coin Internet-only sessions are online. Participants can bid on StacksBowers.com now through Tuesday, August 12, 3 p.m. (PT).
About Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Stack’s Bowers Galleries conducts live, Internet and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company’s 80-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, The Guia Collection, The Thos. H. Law Collection, and The Robert O. Ebert Collection.
Topping off this amazing numismatic history is the inclusion of the world record for the highest price ever realized at auction for a rare coin, the 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded Specimen-66 (PCGS) that realized over $10 million, part of their sale of the famed Cardinal Collection. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in New York, Wolfeboro, Hong Kong, and Paris. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is an Official Auctioneer for several important numismatic conventions, including American Numismatic Association events, the New York International Numismatic Convention, the Professional Numismatists Guild New York Invitational, the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring, Summer and Winter Expos, and its April and August Hong Kong Auctions.